Before some comments on the racing side of the portfolio performance for July, a quick roundup of yesterday's action.
A very nicely profitable day to round off the month.
Grabbing the plaudits was On The Nose. I was genuinely chuffed for Dean when his tip at Goodwood (Uppercut - a little bit at 18/1, mostly 16/1) battled to victory in the 4.50. OTN has had a tough year but a good month, and it's great to see.
Elsewhere on the nags, there was no joy for Northern Monkey or The Market Examiner.
The Olympic tennis match that Sportyy got involved in (Raonic vs Tsonga) was notable for the fact that the final set result ended up at 25-23! Trouble is, the 25 was to Tsonga, and we were on Raonic.
Service X had a winner (0.94/1) from their only selection.
July - Racing
The final figures see that an roi of 9.28% was achieved, and you know something? I'm quite pleased with that. It's not a spectacular return, sure, but when we remember that the beginning of the month saw a continuation of the horrors of June with losses piling up as the inclement weather persisted, to finish with an roi just shy of 10% isn't too shabby.
On The Nose: Staked 33.25pts, +12.785pts, roi 38.45%
Well that's an roi not to be sniffed at! Obviously yesterday's winner boosted it somewhat, but believe me, it was only a matter of time until one of the bigger priced selections got home in front instead of in second place. There seem to have been an inordinate number of second place finishers for The Judge this month, including a run of five consecutively. I remember two of these being at 14/1, so just one or two of these second places ending up instead in the winner's enclosure could have seen the 30-40pt month that we know this service is capable of an actuality.
Northern Monkey: Staked 43.2pts, +6.719pts, roi 15.55%
A good, solid month from Wayne, much welcomed after a nasty June.
The Market Examiner: Staked 44pts, -14.83pts, roi -33.7%
A poor run towards the end of the month rather undid the good work put in at the beginning for TME. Got off to a good start for August today, mind.
Winning Racing Tips: Staked 11.1pts, -3.44pts, roi -30.99%
Tends to be a tricky period of the year for WRT, and 2012 has proven to be no different.
OK, that's it for the racing. All things being well I'll summarise the performance of the sports side of the portfolio tomorrow.
Got to admit, I'm enjoying the Olympics more than I had anticipated. I'd always looked forward to the athletics, but I've got to admit I've got sucked into the cycling, gymnastics (frightening what those folks can do!) and the rest. Trouble is, it doesn't leave much time for blogging, so sorry for the brevity of the posts at the moment.
Having said all that, if that Wiggins was to undercut me and sail through a red light that I was waiting at, I'd still take him out, Tour de France/Olympic gold medallist or not.